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prosecutors are urging a jury to find joseph naso guilty of being the alphabet killer. it appears that naso was smirking during the d.a.'s closing arguments today when lawyers claimed he murdered four women whose first and last names started with the same letter. don knapp joins us from outside the courthouse where a parking lot incident nearly derailed this trial at the last moment. don. >> reporter: allen, it was naso's own photographs and his notes of his encounters with women that prosecutors used to link him to the crimes in the 70s 70s. at one point during the trial he told the jury, don't keep records. deputy district attorney rosemary sloat projected a photo of the body of roxy roggasch on a screen telling the jury that the 18-year-old victim had been strangled with nylons that held semen matching dna of the alleged serial killer joseph naso. her body was found near sir francis drake in 1977. her brother was been waiting ever since for justice. >> there hasn't been a day i haven't thought about her, see? i finally got -- i'm going to the site where they dumped the body out the last
counts, that was the verdict in the murder trial of naso. >> the jury deliberated for six hour aepbs they found naso guilty of the deaths -- hours and they found naso guilty of the deaths of six women. one family of a victim spoke out about the verdict. eric rasmussen has the story. >> reporter: he said he did not feel the relief he thought he would feel when he heard the world guilty. a jury found joseph naso guilty on all four counts of murder that he was charged with. now there were no cameras allowed in the courtroom this afternoon for the verdict. but i can tell you the 79-year- old naso was wearing the same suit and tie we've seen him in during this trial. as you said the jury took about 5-1/2 hours over two days to find naso guilty of killing four women between 1977 and 1994. the former freelance photographer defended himself in court. just a couple of hours ago the brother of one victim roxanne rogash who was found strangled in marin had a final request for his sister's killer. >> i just wanted him to give the location of the victims out there. there's dozens of them. this m
from a serial killer. >> pam: women. joseph naso reached out to kron four. justine waldman is here with what the letter says. >> reporter:here is the letter. in it naso. writes in all caps. he points a finger at other people he says had motive to kill one of his victims. >> reporter:convicted killer joseph naso wanted to share with kron 4 news a few things he sayshe was not allowed to talk about during his murder trial. >>ripping/opening naso sent kron 4 this letter from the marin county jail. the 79-year old's note focuses on the murder of roxene roggasch.found dead in fairfax in 1977. naso's letter states the police investigation showed there were other people who could have killed her. >> reporter:starting with her pim he writes roggasch the her pimp just got in a fight about money. then naso calls attention to a man he called a rival pimp >> reporter:he writes. that man was known to abuse woman. that pimp also. he says wanted "to do something to hurt" roggasch's pimp his enemy. >> reporter:then naso's letter points a finger at an oakland man who once, he says, assualted roggas
>>> the case against suspected killer joseph naso is wrapping up as the man at the center of the trial makes his closing arguments. >>> a 1-year-old baby laid to rest as family and friends remember oakland's innocent young homicide victims. >>> it's off to the shoulder but still causing problems. we'll show you how an overturned mail truck is causing problems in the east bay. >>> good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. >>> we want to give you the latest on the situation on highway 68 on the at sunol grade. a truck carrying tons of u.s. mail jackknifed in the east bay spilling letters and packages all over the freeway. now, this happened just after 5:00 a.m. on northbound interstate 680 on the sunol grade near the sheridan road offramp. as you can see in the picture, traffic is backed up for miles. still, these are live pictures right now from newschopper2. the chp says that truck could be completely out of there by about 2:00 this afternoon. it has been moved off to the shoulder right now and there is some traffic getting by. but as you can see, there's still an enormous backup
assisting joseph naso called me after meeting with him in jail this afternoon to say he had no comment for me either. the 79-year-old did represent himself in this trial and today the jury sent him a message. it did not believe his argument that he knew some of these victims but did not kill them. now there were no cameras allowed in the courtroom for today's verdict. it was read a little after 2:00 p.m. six men and six women found naso guilty on all four counts of murder. prosecutors say he killed four young women who were prostitutes between 1977 and 1994. some of the strongest evidence involved 18-year-old roxene rogash who's body was found in marin in 1977. dna on her panty hose was a match for naso. today rogash's brother says he did not feel the relief he expected to feel when that guilty verdict came down. >> it will not help until that man is dead and gone. he's just a waste of life right now. he's taken too many lives. not just my sister, there's other victims here too. >> reporter: at one point naso was named a person of interest in the alphabet murders. the victims all had m
will be handed over to the district attorney's office. >>> accused serial killer joseph naso says he is the victim. today he offered final arguments in his trial for the murders of four women in northern california. kpix 5 reporter ryan takeo on the unusual scene in the courtroom as naso made his case to the jury. >> it's one of the most surreal things i have ever seen in a courtroom. >> reporter: as rare as serial killer murder trials go, it's even more rare to have the defendant represent himself. we could not record his closing argument. but former prosecutor steven clark heard it. he said at first naso came off as smart and soft-spoken someone incapable of such crimes. >> what you're seeing is a man who is very disarming. he's engaging. but i think the prosecution is going to suggest that's what makes him so dangerous. >> reporter: naso is accused of killing four prostitutes from 1977 to 1994 by luring them to photography sessions and then would strangle them and dump their bodies. naso argued the prosecution has tried to mislead and confuse the jury and perhaps even tamper with
be a >>> the jury in a marin county serial killer case began deliberations this afternoon. the defendant joe naso acted as his own attorney. >> he then had a letter slipped to dan noyes. ,úu explained it was an attempt to draw attention to other suspects. >> with his life on the line in the death penalty case joe naso pushed limits in this closing argument trying to introducev0fw% new evidence sayg the prosecution cannot prove i am capable of lifting more than 30 pounds due to a bad back. naso finished by saying i ask you now to find me not guilty on all counts. his rambling closing argue gums that took a day and a half did not seem to sway observer autos they were just repetitive and didn't really say anything. i don't believe he sold his case. >> there are things he hasn't explained the list he's never explain that had list. and he's not adequately explained dna. >> during rebuttal the prosecution honed in on that list nound a search of naso's home what investigators labeled a dump list of the bodies. naso's dna was found on two victims. naso kept obituaries in a save deposit box. he had a le
. >>> the jury in marin county serial killer case began deliberations this afternoon. the defendant joe naso acted as his own attorney. >> he then had a letter slipped to dan noyes. ,úu explained it was an attempt to draw attention to other suspects. >> with his life on the line in the death penalty case joe naso pushed limits in this closing argument trying to introducev0fw% new evidence sayg the prosecution cannot prove i am capable of lifting more than 30 pounds due to a bad back. naso finished by saying i ask you now to find me not guilty on all counts. his rambling closing argue gums that took a day and a half did not seem to sway observer autos they were just repetitive and didn't really say anything. i don't believe he sold his case. >> there are things he hasn't explained the list he's never explain that had list. and he's not adequately explained dna. >> during rebuttal the prosecution honed in on that list nound a search of naso's home what investigators labeled a dump list of the bodies. naso's dna was found on two victims. naso kept obituaries in a save deposit box. he had a le
us live with more on the joseph naso trial. rob? >> reporter: the prosecutor wrapped up closing arguments a little while ago but the arguments had to be delayed because what happened here at the courthouse parking lot. >> reporter: among those attending the trial is the brother of one of the four women joseph naso has been charged with murdering. friday afternoon he parked his truck in the lot with a sign that read -- >> joseph naso murdered my sister. >> the concern of the judge did any jurors see it, the judge decided no jurors could have seen it and the trial continued. in her closing arguments the prosecutor detailed the brutal death. she said dna links her keith joseph naso and her name -- linked her to joseph naso and her name was found in his home. he knows he has her life in his hands. joseph naso is also charged with murdering three other prostitutes. he has been acting as his own attorney. he sent this message. >> he says i am looking forward for my opportunity present my closing arguments. >> i want to make it -- i am not going to feel better. it will be closure. but
. >> accused serial killer joseph naso made his final argument in his defense today. he said the case against him was built on, in his words, weak evidence. he is charged in the murder of the four women and faces a possible death sentence if convicted. we were live in the courtroom with what naso said that frustrated the judge. mike? >> reporter: the judge not too happy. our camera was allowed inside the courtroom, although we were not allowed to record actually any audio. i can report mr. naso was quite talkative today. his closing argument about five hours and still going. at one point this afternoon around 2:15 i can say that one juror started to nod off. sport coat, white shirt, striped tie. this is how accused serial killer joseph naso presented him today. this is how he opened his closing argument to the jury. it's been a pleasure looking at you during this trial. i look at the jury and it reminds me of a wedding reception. observing today's proceedings, a former prosecutor stephen clark. >> he's coming off as an ego maniac who knows everyone else. >> reporter: a former freelance photo
-- and jumped into a red truck. >>> closing arguments in the joseph naso murder trial were delayed today. last friday a brother of a victim parked his truck in the lot with writing in the window that read joseph naso murdered my sister. a hearing was held that determined none of the jurors could have seen the sign. after the hearing the prosecutor described to the jury the death of the 18-year- old whose body was found in 1977. evidence links joseph naso to the death and three other deaths. >> i am not going to feel better. it will be closure. but still going to miss her. >> joseph naso is acting as his own attorney. he will give closing arguments on friday. >>> calling on governor jerry brown to stop an inmate hunger strike by putting an end to solitary confinement. supporters showed a replica of a secure housing unit cell. they want the state to the end practice of keeping prisoners in the windowless cells for years. officials argue it is organized by gang member whose have their own agenda. >> the real intention is to allow gang leaders to get out into the general population. >> you are try
chambers was singing caused her to snap. >>> joseph naso was delayed today because of a message written on a truck. he was acting as his own attorney and was supposed to continue with closing arguments today. but his investigator saw some writing on the windows of a truck in the parking lot today. it read "joseph naso is charged with killing my sister" the truck's owner is the brother of one of naso's alleged victims. he had written a similar message on the truck last week. at naso's request, the judge is asking each juror if they saw the writing. >>> a.c. transit workers are now considering their next move in a contract dispute that many commuters thought was already settled. over the weekend, the union representing 1800 -- 1800 a.c. transit workers rejected the contract reached this month. some think in the wake of b.a.r.t.'s negotiations, union workers may have trouble getting public support. >>> the atmosphere, especially with b.a.r.t -- maybe b.a.r.t.'s tainted the atmosphere. i don't know that the public opinion is gonna be on the workers' side. >> union leaders say they will meet
naso made his closing statement today in his murder trial. naso is representing himself and his soliloquy closed up his defense, frustrating the judge. >> reporter: this is how he closed the trial. it's been a pleasure looking at you during this trial. i look at the jury and it reminds me of a wedding reception. today naso said i worked with a lot of models and carry a lot of props with me. i never touched anyone, never harmed anyone. the 79 79-year-old also told the jury the prosecution is weak. he told stories, talked about the victims about how he knew them but that he never killed them. >> what he's trying to do is testify. >> reporter: at one point judge andrew sweep to naso, follow the rules. naso shot back, i think i'm doing quite well. you're overreacting. steven clarks says if judge has to give naso his due time knowing that if the jury found him guilty he will state that he was not allowed to properly defend himself. >> perhaps a judge at the break will say, you're starting to bore this jury. but i think mr. naso could go on for a longer time. >> reporter: now he will
women. after just about eight hours jurors found joseph naso guilty on all counts. our don knapp was in the courtroom when the verdict was read. >> reporter: that's right. naso pursued prostitutes, killed them and posed apparently unconscious or dead bodies for photographs. >> it's been two years since joseph naso was arraigned on charges that he murdered four women, all prostitutes. the murders were all cold cases back to 1977 when the body of an 18-year-old rogash was found west of fairfax. her brother larry has been at the trial nearly everyday and says he would say these words to naso. >> jump off a bridge go kill yourself. hang yourself in the cell. save yourself time and money. finish it. just get it finished. >> after the testimony of 70 witnesses, an introduction of naso's own self-incriminating writings and suggestive photographs, the jury spent about three hours yesterday and two hours today to find the 79- year-old guilty of murder in all four cases. the special circumstance of the murders make him eligible for the death penalty. the jury says naso also killed a 22-ye
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continue this morning in marin county in the joseph naso murder trial. naso is charged with strangling four prostitutes whose bodies were found off the side of rural roads in marin, contra costa and yuba counties between 1977 and 1994. the prosecution presented 70 witnesses and naso called seven witnesses to the stand. a deputy district attorney told the jury in her closing argument that naso picked up the women in his car, took them home, strangled them and then dumped their bodies. naso, who is representing himself, asked the jury to ignore the prosecution's attempt to "mislead" them with circumstantial >> we will take a break. the time is 6:12 a.m.. when we return we will tell you about a special guest at the white house. will have a full check of whether also. here is a live look outside at mount tam. whatwhakesakour oumilymimilemi backflipfls and anrtwhrtls.ls whatwhaklove, wa, rmth.thilemi here, retry thy . backflipfls and .mmmmmmok!oks whatwhakloveching!g!th.thilemi lotslo of dif erenert stesstoinmmmm!!.ss breakfaskft i'm vem ry imp issedss honey buy nches he oat o this is ia greagr
the video he had recorded was lost, as well. >>> a marin county jury took just 8 hours to find joseph naso guilty of killing four women. the women were prostitutes. the first was murdered in 1977 and the last in 1994. naso dumped their bodies in three different counties. the 79-year-old defended himself. he was arrested three years ago after a gruesome stash of photos was found in his reno apartment. the pictures were of partially nude dead or unconscious women. naso also had a list of 10 women and 10 locations. not all the women on the list have been found. the brother of one of the victims spoke yesterday after the verdict. >> jump off a bridge, go kill yourself, just save us some time and money. just finish it. just get it finished. >> naso is eligible for the death penalty. his sentencing phase begins september 4. >>> san francisco is demanding nevada pay for dumping mentally ill patients back here in california. the city attorney says 500 patients have been discharged from a nevada hospital since 2008 and just given one way bus tickets to california. he is threatening to sue unless th
deliberations began in the murder trial of a man accused of killing women decades ago. joseph naso acting as his own attorney. prosecutors claim he killed four northern california women. today, naso tried to punch holes in this case. naso claimed evidence was overlooked in the initial investigation. that scored points with one observer. >> this somehow humanized him at least to me. i'm not sure if he's trying to if he's a kindly grandfather or serial murder. >> dan noyes explains how the brother of one victim derailed closing argue gums for the morning. >> police say shooting deaths of a man and his disabled daughter are a face of murder suicide. a family member discovered bodies. neighbors say the 88-year-old was undergoing unsuccess cancer treatments. he was the primary care giver to his 57-year-old quadriplegic daughter. and we have new details in another shooting. police say a man shot four people saturday afternoon saying ward broke into a car. a witness apparently chased him retrieving items. that is when prosecutors say he returned to the crime scene opening fire. the chief credits survei
with assault and elder abuse. >>> he is accused of killing four women. today, closing arguments at joseph naso's marin county trial were delayed over a piece of graffiti. >>> that one in a million parking spot in san francisco got a little easier. of course, there is an app for that. >> reporter: weather in the b just about as typical for this time of year. the prospect of things lighting up over bay area skies. we will talk about chances for some shocking weather, after the break. >>> prince william opens up about being a first time dad. why he's calling a row the ideal baby a bit of a rascal, still -- royal baby a bit of a rascal. still ahead. ,, female announcer: female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight because they went to sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event. choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models, including the new tempur-choice with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing, two free pillows, and free same-day delivery. are you next? announcer: make sleep train your ticket to te
of accused serial killer joseph naso is in the deliberating room trying to reach a verdict. asking for a rereading on testimony for dna evidence. they returned to deliberations shortly after. joseph naso is charged with killing four women and could face the death penalty if convicted. he is representing himself. >>> this writing on this truck parked outside the court house almost led to a mistrial. the message delayed the case. the judge had to decide whether it influenced the jury. written by the brother of an alleged victim asking for money to stay in the area for the whole trial. the original message says joseph naso killed my sister. >>> step forward for security forces. arrested a top leader of muslim brotherhood today. cbs reporter tara reports, part of that funding has been restricted. >> reporter: the muslim brotherhood supreme leader is in custody. the biggest arrest security forces have made in the crack down. the interior ministry released video showing mohammed pedia sitting on a couch with circles under his eyes. he is charged within sighting violence. >>> this woman s
. receive naso. >> the marin county injure deliberated and found him guilty open four counts offer first-degree murder as well as specialer circumstances. naso decided to acts as his own attorney. the jury during deliberations were pardon me, during the closing arguments saw him smiling and wearing a suit at times. and other times, acting bizarrely in court. it was very different from his first day in marin county court which is what you're looking at now after his arrest at his home in reno, nevada, where he was very bizarre in court. relatives of the victim tonight, are garateful for the verdict they got. >> thank goodness they got him and i'm sure the other families are the same way, feel the same way. >> naso was arrested after the probation officers found dist b disturbing photographs of nude women in unnatural position appearing unconscious or dead. he said testifying art. the prosecutors called it criminal. he said he drugged and then photographed his victims dpp strangled them and dumped their naked bodies in rural kwlooimpbs of marin and contra costa counties in the 1970s. more
in for gasia. this afternoon a jury in the county found a killer naso guilty of the murder of four women between 1977 and 1974. some of the strongest ef involved roggasch and dna on her pantyhose was a match. >> it is just a waist of life right now, he's taking too many lives. >> the 79-year-old naso has been acting of his own attorney. naso is eligible for the death penalty. >>> a san francisco serviceman could not understand why his dog jumped down the window tonight. turned out that his dog was shot. >> reporter: well, that first red flag went up at the pet hospital. the injuries was not consistent with a 40 foot fall from the 3rd story window. >> from that window all the way up. >> a 40 foot jump from that window. hips popped out of the sockets and pelvis knocked out of place. >> he's been in the hospital right now and that's my guy. >> he assumed that freddy's injuries is from the fall until he received that freddy was shot with the gun. >> i called the cop because i figured, what else do you do, somebody shot him. >> he says freddy's routine has not changed in years. why would a do
, they are planning a big closing party. >>> joseph naso is now eligible for the death penalty. this after a marin county jury found the 79-year-old guilty of murdering four women. some of the strong e evidence involved -- strongest evidence involved 18-year-old roxanne rowgash. investigators say his dna matched dna found on her pantyhose. her brother attended the hearing but says the verdict won't bring him any closure. >> won't help. that man is dead and gone. he's a waste of life right now. he's taken too many lives. not just my sister but there's other victims here. >> naso acted as his own attorney and the jury is scheduled to reconvene in two weeks to decide naso's fate. >>> after a cloudy start this morning, the clouds working their way back to near the shoreline, some hazy sunshine but still in the clear. today everybody will be cooling off a few degrees. that means the warmest locations, we're thinking upper 80s to around 90 degrees. we have the concern with thunderstorm potential. right now the latest activity has been out to the east. the lightning strikes are being detected within the
medical centers. >>> and a jury delivers the fate of naso. naso is found guilty of four counts of first degree murder. >> reporter: the 79-year-old man in a suit and tie may not look like a serial killer but a jury decided the evidence against joseph naso proves over wise. while - - otherwise. while there were no cameras allowed in the courtroom, the brother of a victim was in the courtroom to hear the sentence, guilty. his sister was just 19 when her body was found in 19 # seven. her murder along with those of three other northern california women remained unsolved until 2010. that's when a routine rotation search of naso's search in reno turned up photographs and writings including a list of women and locations each of the four victims had matching first and last initials. dna on roxanne's panty hose was that of naso. >> it won't help. that man is dead and gone. he's a waste of life right now. he's taken too many lives. not just my sisters, there's a lot of victims here too. >> reporter: he says he knew the victims who were prostitutes but did not kill them. the jury of six men and
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. >> he's holding evidence. >> reporter: larry rogash's sister is one of naso's alleged victims. her body was found in marin county in 1977. her brother says he doesn't buy anything naso is telling the jury. >> he's a murderer. >> reporter: i had a chance to talk to her mother on the telephone today. she said it makes her sick to think about joseph naso. she's hoping for a conviction. naso spent the entire daycarefully making his closing arguments and he's not done yet. he'll be back in court on monday morning. reporting live in marin county, jodi hernandez, nbc bay area new news. >>> an uproar over a library. dozens of santa clara residents protested at city hall today upset with the $19 million new building very close to completion. the library located behind the river mart shopping center is caught in a funding fight between the city and the county. nbc bay area kimberly tery is live to explain. >> reporter: that library is 99.9% done. take a look at it behind me here. but this building is empty. it was supposed to be open on december 6. but the county stepped in and halted constructio
'll bring of evidence of a possible sixth vismt a woman from a hotel naso managed in san francisco. it took td jury just 5 and a half hours to come back with the first degree murder guilty verdict for joe naso. he killed both in yuba county. roxine rogash and carmen colon in port costa. the verdict came quickly. the court gave 15 minutes notice. >> the fact they cam back quickly in my mind makes me think they probably made up their minds after the close of the prosecution's kaichls i think the prosecution probably had a mountain of evidence. >>wz8z the only family member there had to take several moments to kpros himself. >> it's not ease yeechl i was hoping it would feel better but right now, it don't. >> not help something. >> no. no. it won't help until i -- that man is dead and gone. he's just a waste of life right now. >> naso showed no emotion ask asked the judge for a mistrial. complaining the jury didn't take the case seriously and followed lead of the jury for person, an attorney. judge sweet denied the motion for a mistrial saying i think it's your invented kbrair noi yaf what ha
a woman from a hotel naso managed in san francisco. it took td jury just 5 and a half hours to come back with the first degree murder guilty verdict for joe naso. he killed both in yuba county. roxine rogash and carmen colon in port costa. the verdict came quickly. the court gave 15 minutes notice. >> the fact they cam back quickly in my mind makes me think they probably made up their minds after the close of the prosecution's kaichls i think the prosecution probably had a mountain of evidence. >>wz8z the only family member there had to take several moments to kpros himself. >> it's not ease yeechl i was hoping it would feel better but right now, it don't. >> not help something. >> no. no. it won't help until i -- that man is dead and gone. he's just a waste of life right now. >> naso showed no emotion ask asked the judge for a mistrial. complaining the jury didn't take the case seriously and followed lead of the jury for person, an attorney. judge sweet denied the motion for a mistrial saying i think it's your invented kbrair noi yaf what happened in the jury room. >> he's guilty and k
website. >>> his reign of terror is over. joseph naso is no longer an accused serial killer. he's a convicted serial killer. one family is hoping the guilty verdict might lead to more answers. jean, this was a bizarre trial. >> reporter: naso did ask the judge to declare a mistrial when the jury returned a guilty verdict. but the judge did not grant that request. the family of one victim is hoping naso will start telling the truth. >> it's over. it's done. >> larry rogue ash said it was a relief to hear the verdict. he's guilty of killing four women in the '70s and '90s. he killed his sister and dumped her body in fairfax in 1977. >> every time i talk about it again, it just brings it up. it's not easy. >> reporter: the retired photographer acted as his own attorney during the trial, claiming he didn't kill rogue ash, carmen colin, and two others, but investigators found pictures of nude dead women in his home. and a diary detailing incidents with women and prostitutes across the country. prosecutors say he raped, strangled and then dumped his victims. he's being investigated as
in the killer joseph naso. the two- month long trial charges against naso. he is accused of killing prostitutes with matching first and last initals in their names. and dumping the one time photographer, has pleaded not guilty. and is representing himself. if naso is found guilty, he could get the death penalty. mountain view police say the 21- year-old woman reported missing tuesday night has been found safe. melinda alexander, who is not from the bay area, was last seen at a gas station on north shoreline boulevard in mountain view on tuesday evening. police say she had been in an argument with her sister before she was dropped off at the gas station without a cell phone and her identification. alexander was found safe in breaks. the major indexes have drifted lower in the past week after climbing to all- time-highs at the start of the month. here's a look at yesterday's closing numbers. the market fell as poor earnings from macy's cast doubt on the outlook for consumer spending. the dow fell 113 points. the nasdaq dropped 15. and the s-and-p 500 fell eight. opening bell at 6:30. new data sho
in the neighborhood. >>> after unusual delay, the prosecution delivered its closing arguments of joseph naso, accused killer. >> it read joseph nase killed my sister. >> that truck belonged to the brother of rexine, one of the four women she was accused of killing. >> no person said they could have seen the truck. >> i'm still going to missor. >> dna links naso to the death of the woman. >> he's scheduled to give closing arguments on friday. >>> it's been five weeks since daphne webb was reported missing. >> they held a march today. >> searching for answers, more than a month after daphne webb's disappearance. >> today, her family and friends marked to city hall what they called a love walk. >> as hopeful as we were from day 1. he told us he was kidnapped while he was in the store. >> her mother doesn't think police are making progress. >> i know they tried to do what they could do, but it does feel like it is at a standstill. >> more than a dozen investigators are actively working on daphne's case. >> at no time has the investigation been at a standstill, and that's understandable when you're not pr
naso he's accused of killing prostitutes and dumping their bodies in rural areas. he's representing himself at trial. if naso is found guilty, he could get the death penalty. >>> it is being called one of the most toxic and most polluted marijuana in all of california. the garden in a remote section of santa clara was raided early this morning. we have picture and the look at the environmental damage and this report you will only see on kron 4 news. >> reporter: two hours drive from san jose at the end of a dusty road, deputies and wardens found of 8000 marijuana plants, the grower is thought to be armed and -- there would be no shoot out of the cops this time. the pot is one thing but the growers thought to be part of a mexican drug cartel left behind an environmental disaster. >> i mean 67 feet or next month or so and they'll be fully budded and all that fertilizer they're using after the wet season comes, it is going to wash straight down the creek down there and that's a huge environmental issue that we have down here. >> rat poison and human race discovered here, water has been
. naso is accused of killing four women in the 1990s. the four women did not testify in the trial. they had this message after yesterday's hearing. >> i am looking forward to my opportunity to present my closing arguments. >> yesterday's hearing was delayed after just as naso killed my sister, the hearing continued after the judge decided no jurors could have seen sign. if convicted he could face the death penalty. >>> they're asking a federal court to stop california to enforcing the fins, they cut the fins off and leave the fish to die. california's ban runs counter to federal policy. >>> it is decision day for the new span of the bay bridge. here's a buff shot before the -- beautiful shot after the sun comes up. >> a surveillance call that turns deadly and the police said they had to use deadly force. >> a problem on the peninsula that could delay you, find out the best way to get out. >> what does this mean, it's getting cooler, we'll explain what that means coming up. . >>> developing news out of hay ward. a man is dead after a daughter called police for help. >> and when the
to wikileaks. >>> accused serial killer joseph naso is scheduled to give his closing arguments in his own trial today. he is acting as his own attorney. he is charged with the murder of four prostitutes. prosecutors delivered their closing arguments on wednesday. they read from naso's journal which allegedly detailed his attacks. >>> the alameda county sheriffs department is trying to find a woman who has not been seen in more than a month. maxine lives in hayward. she was last seen by her roommate five weeks ago but was only reported missing last week. she may be suffering from mental healthish i use. she is described as 5'5", weighing 145 pounds. if you have any information please call police. >>> last night in san diego county amid a swarm of reporters, hannah anderson made her first public appearance since being rescued from her kidnapper. the 16-year-old was shielded from the press as she attended a fundraiser at a restaurant. proceeds went to help pay for the funerals of her mother and brother while hannah did not talk to reporters her father says she is overwhelmed by the outpouring of l
deliberations underway in the case against joseph nay so. nay-- joseph naso. >>> we're following developing news out of georgia. there was gunfire at a school. a suspect is in custody. no staff or children were hurt. the school is mcnair discovery learning academy and witnesses heard several gunshots at 10:00 our time. all students were bussed to a safe location. a s.w.a.t. team searched the campus to look for possible suspects. no word on the gunman's possible motive. >>> a marin county jury has started its first full day of deliberations in the serial murder trial of joseph naso. he's accused of killing four northern california women in the 1970s and 1990s. the 79-year-old is acting as his own attorney and delivered his closing arguments late yesterday. he has insisted that he's innocent but prosecutors presented dna and other evidence which they say show he murdered the women. >>> it is day two of a federal trial for a former danville police officer accused of being part of a so-called dirty dui scheme. prosecutors are set to call their first witness to the stand today. 50-year-old steven tan
is found guilty of first degree murder. 79-year-old joseph naso could face the death penalty. his nickname came about because victims first and last names started with the same letter, dan noins joins us. >> it took the jury just five and a half hours to come back with that verdict saying-finding he killed the victims. the prosecution case was overwhelming. 70 witnesses nasoipú-j acted asi own attorney calling just a few character witnesses. we received word at 2:00 this afternoon. jury reached a verdict and would be read in just 15 minutes. only family members tlrk the brother of roxine rogash. >> can you explain what it was like to hear the words "guilty". >> i want to get in right there. i just don't know. >> you wanted to get him? >> i want to just finish him. >> naso's writings and photos played a major role in this case. coming up why he acted a as -- asked for a mistrial and the judge shot him down on that request. now two tragic incidents in reyaled -- related there was a crash that nearly shut down highway 24 friday. tonight we're hearing from the family of a man riding that moto
naso has sent a letter to kron 4 news. kron 4's justine waldman is live in our newsroom with what the the serial killer wants you to know. >> reporter:joseph naso sent kron 4 this letter. the two page, hand-written note. starts with what naso says he was not allowed to talk about in his murder trial. the 79-year old sent the letter to kron 4 from the marin county jail. it focuses on one of the woman he killed. and who he says really had a reason to kill her. after deliberating for less than eight hours, the a jury on tuesday found naso guilty of killing two young prostitutes in the 1970s and two others in the 1990s. >> reporter:so who does naso think murdered roxene roggasch? that answer tonight only on the kron 4 news at 8. pam. >> pam: coming up at five. a foreigner killed by some bored american teens -- why some in his home country are blaming you for it. >> pam: then -- what test the family of a now dead kidnapper wants his teen victim to take. and -- how a t-v doctor found himself in the middle of a real life emergency. >> pam: doctor oz to the rescue. the celebrity surgeon r
courtroom. 79-year-old joseph naso is representing himself. yesterday he claimed the case against him is weak and told jurors to ignore all the evidence presented by prosecutors, saying even the dna evidence is inconclusive. the judge scolded naso five times for misrepresenting evidence and bringing up things not even entered in the trial. he said it's the most bizarre thing he's seen in court. >> what he's trying to do in his closing argument is testify. he did not testify during the trial which he would have been subject to cross examination. so what he's doing now is trying to introduce evidence that was not brought in at the trial in his closing argument. >> naso told the judge he had an hour to 90 minutes left to go on his closing argument. when he's done, prosecution will present their rebuttal and the jury will go into deliberations. if convicted, naso could get the death penalty. >>> a judge has revoked parole for a man police say is a person of interest in the death of investigate or sandra coke. ryan lanna is accused of violating his parole. one of those terms is violating a
the fate of an accused serial killer. joseph naso who is serving as his own attorney wrapped up closing arguments yesterday. the case was briefly delayed yesterday. the judge had to make sure the jury was not influenced by a sign referencing naso on a truck parked outside the court house. the sign was written by a murder victim's brother. >> i didn't want to throw any appearance in there where it could throw a mistrial. now it says joseph naso is being charged with the murder of my sister. >> naso could get the death penalty if convicted. >> five people are accused of kidnapping a woman in southern california and trying to force her into prostitution. they were arrested at an moreno valley. they are facing charges including human trafficking, kidnap and going attempted pimping. they may be trolling for victims. >>> other bay area headlines. the name of a popular gentleman's club is pinning owners against each other. the gold club san francisco is suing the new gold club in san jose for trademark infringement. ask to drop the name and logo and pay for damage. >>> vice mayor cindy chavez
of the road. but that all ended today. joseph naso. was found >> pam: guilty by a marin countyas kron four's terisa estacio reports, guilty is the word many family members have been waiting for - for a long time. >> pam: >> reporter: verdict..guilty. he is facing a possible life sentence, but no matter, he seemed unfazed by their decision. this is naso during closing arguments the other day. the former photographer represented himself. he called 5 witnesses during the trial which began two months ago. the prosecution called 70. >> reporter:these are pictures of the four women.all four were prostitues all had the same initial for their first and last name. and all of their deaths were unsolved for years. in 2010, investigators stumbled onto naso during another case. and found mountains of evidence. including a bank security box with laminated obituriares of the women. as well as thousands of photos of women and a rape diary - notes prosecutors say of naso chronicling his crimes over the years. >> reporter: evidence especially the photos were damaging. victim roxanne roggasch's brother atten
naso. why he may not be prosecuted nor >>> taking a live look on the big board, the dow is up. kind of a welcome sight after six down days especially from the disappointment, minutes from the federal reserve, saying it's going to be a change in the economic stimulus program. stocks higher after an upbeat from china and europe. nasdaq up 27 and s&p up 8. >> convicted serial killer could face another murder trial despite this week's verdict. on tuesday, a jury in marin county found naso guilty of killing four women. the crimes that date back in the 70s. prosecutors in nevada county are waiting until after naso is sentenced before they decide they will prosecute him in the death of another woman, in 1992. the d.a.'s office says it will be a waste of a taxpayer money to have another trial if naso gets the death sentence. >>> later in san jose, another hearing is scheduled for the man suspected of kidnapping and kill sierra lamar. she vanished outside of her home in march of 2012. angela garcia torres was arrested a couple of minutes later even though her body was never found. garcia tor
the rates by 40%. >>> joseph naso is due to make his own closing arguments in his murder trial. naso was 79 years old. he's accused of killing four women in the 1970s and 1990s. he did not testify during the trial. he's been acting as his own lawyer with the help of a legal advisor. one attending is larry roggasch. >> it's going to be closure. i'm not going to feel better for roxanne. >> this was a sign that read joseph naso killed my sister. it continued after the judge decided that none of the jury members saw that sign. if he's convicted he could face the death penalty. >>> a man is due to face a judge today. james is expected to go to court for a status hearing. he killed this man and burglarized his home after meeting at a bar in castro. he's met not guilty. >>> the cost of raising children is more expensive. families with a child born last year will spend $241 over the next 18 years. that does not include the cost of college. the estimates are up 3% for 20 # 1. housing child care costs are all rising, but wages are to the keeping pace. >>> the shortage that's keeping this program grou
naso has one final chance to prove to a marin county jury this week that he is not a serial killer. during the closing arguments yesterday, he seemed to be smirking. he is on trial for killing and dumping the bodies of four prostitutes between the '70s and '90s including this man's sister. >> there hasn't been a day that i haven't thought about her. i finally went to the site where he dumped the body out for the last two days. >> larry roggasch wrote a message on the windows of his car saying joseph naso murdered my sister roxanne. he asked the judge to check if any jurors had seen the message. the judge checked and none had seen it. naso is representing himself and will deliver his closing arguments on friday. >>> we have new details about the kidnapping of san diego teenager hannah anderson and the murders of her mother and brother. search warrants describe how christina anderson and her 8- year-old son ethan were found in the burned rubble of james dimaggio's home. police suspect they were tied up in the garage and tortured before dimaggio kidnapped 16- year-old hannah. she was
. >> seeing that picture is just heartbreaking. >>> other knew the trial of accused serial killer joseph naso finally coming to a close. naso will deliver his closing arguments some time today in a marin county courtroom. naso still on trial for the murders of four women during the 1970s and the 1990s. he is acting as his very own attorney and he has insisted he is innocent. >>> san jose's monthly bike party is branching out tonight and that has police warning evening commuters about possible delays. the bike ride normally takes place in san jose and attracts as many as 5,000 riders. this month, it will start in sunnyvale, going through mountain view and palo alto before turning around at stanford. since the cyclists plan to use major roadways, police are warning drivers to be on the lookout. the ride is scheduled to take place tonight between 8:00 and midnight. >>> meanwhile, campbell police are still looking for the driver who hit a group of bicyclists riding home from last month's bike party and then took off. the riders were on west campbell avenue around 1 a.m. on july 20th when a dark h
own trial. joseph naso representing himself. >> he needs an attorney. >> larry believes his sister was murdered by naso. he was in the courtroom when the killer began closing arguments. >> we were not allowed to record audio. he complimented the jury saying you remind me of a wedding reception, something old, something borrowed and something blue. at times the 79-year-old rambled and repeated himself. saying the case against him is weak. naso charged with murder of four women including 18-year-old roxinerogash. dna evidence linked him to the crime but he says i may have had sex with her but i didn't kill her. he then told the jury evidence is like the weather. it is always changing. >> it's going to be up to the jury to decide are these musingings of a misunderstood old photographer or is this the scheme of a serial killer. >> he is was trying to count on the testimony of witnesses and so called rape journal. >> the man is done for just trying to confuse the jury now. he's buying time. he's just pissing people off. >> larry wants justice for his sister he needs to go to prison and
killer. late this afternoon joseph naso wrapped up his closing argument that he started friday. he is defending himself against charges that he murdered four women between 1978 and 1994. the case was did that for the second time in a week. the judge had to determine whether the jury had been tainted by a sign referencing naso on a truck park outside. it was written by the brother of an alleged victim. >> i didn't want to throw any interference. now it says he is being charge which probably everybody in the state and county knows. >> the jury started deliberating about 3:15 this afternoon. naso could get the death penalty if convict 0. >>> california prisoners who have refused to eat for seven weeks are getting their food handed to them. t a federal judge allowing the prisoners to be force fed. strike started july 8th. nearly 70 prisoners have refused all meals since the strike began. inmates are protesting the conditions of solitary confinements. >>> new jersey governor chris christie signed a legislation bang therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight. new jersey is onl
>>> a guilty verdict in the serial killer trial of joseph naso. it took jurors less than six hours are to find naso guilty on all counts for the murders of four northern california women in late 70s and early 90s. he represented himself in court. evidence included dna found on two victim autos naso dubbed double initial killer each victim had a first and last name that began with the same letter jurors deliberating and dan noyes has been inside of the courtroom following this trial. and will join with us a live report at 5:00 and 6:00 so stay tuned for that. good afternoon. >> another breaking story. sky 7 hd shows us crews on the scene of a brush fire. >> you can see flames charred dry brush. the area known as parks6!= reserve area training area. >> it's a center forearmy reserve personnel. you can see crews do seem to have a good handle on this one. >> if you missed a lit show last night you may get another chance to see it tonight. thousands of lightning strikes made for a spectacular display. we're live with more on this rare summer show. david? >> there is no doubt there was a
joeself naso guilty of killing four northern california women in the '70s and '90s. investigators proved he raped and strangled his victims. an 18-year-old was found dead in fairfax in 1977. her brother says the verdict provides some relief. now he hopes naso is sent to prison and not death row. >> he is a healthy man now. he needs go to a mainline prison wreck be treated like he treated those girls and get what he deserves. >> prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. naso is still being investigated as a suspect in several unsolved murders. >>> tense moments in san francisco city hall overnight as police moved to in to clear out dozens of student protesters. 150 students from the city college of san francisco staged a sit-in last night, demanding mayor ed lee step in to do something to save the college from being forced to close its doors next year. >> unclear to us why the mayor won't even be willing to meet with the students, so, collectively, decided we would wait, hoping that mayor lee would come and listen to us and meet our two demands, instead of doing that he called the police
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